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Persona 5 RPG's New Video Reveals September 15 Date

posted on by Egan Loo
Anime special's September airing, concert, 20th anniversary event also outlined

A live-stream event by Atlus on Thursday revealed the fourth promotional video and the September 15 Japanese release for the Persona 5 role-playing game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

The game will cost 8,800 yen (about US$82). A 13,800-yen (US$129) 20th Anniversary Edition will add a Persona 5 art book, the five-disc Persona 20th Anniversary All-Time Best Album, a special collaboration DLC set with designer Shigenori Soejima's "picaresque arrangement" of personas and skills, special collaboration DLC sets with Persona 3 and Persona 4's high school uniforms as thief outfits (for all nine party members) along with battle background music and singles, a special custom theme by Shigenori Soejima, and a deluxe P5 Art Treasure Box.

Thursday's streamed event began with live webcam footage of the Tokyo Tower landmark. A staff discussion revealed two new Velvet Room guides named Justine and Caroline. The stream then simulated a breaking news bulletin (by real-life reporter Noriko Shōji) on the "disappearance" of the Tokyo Tower by a mysterious thief organization. The news bulletin segued to the new promotional video.

The previously announced television anime special, Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-, will air in September, before the game's launch. It will recount the prologue story of the young thief organization at the center of the game.

An orchestral concert will run on August 13. "Persona 20th FES," a "immersive Persona cultural festival" in the style of high school festivals, will run at the Arts Chiyoda 3331 complex in Tokyo's Akihabara district in December to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary.

Next month's E3 event will have more details on the game.

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